Category Archives: Food

The Rent Is Too Damn High: ‘Reinventing’ And Gentrifying Food

Or as we point out often, you can’t have gentrification without a gentry. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Petula Dvorak observes this about D.C. (boldface mine): I visited a new Washington shop this week, a Temple of Cool so … Continue reading

Posted in DC, Economics, Food | 1 Comment

The Oceans Might Not Be Suffering A Mass Extinction But The Carnage Is Awful

Before I get to the oceans, I’ll describe something that Boston builds every year on the Boston Common: a fishweir. A fishweir is a fence used to catch fish. Believe it or not, it used to work: During the excavation … Continue reading

Posted in Ecology, Environment, Fish, Food

Chemical Saftey During The Reign Of Il Trumpe

Only one month after the Trump administration liberated us from the horrors of pesticide regulation, this happened (boldface mine): On May 5, more than 50 farmworkers outside of Bakersfield, California, were exposed to a highly toxic pesticide that apparently drifted … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Conservatives, Food, Public Health

I Have Seen The Future: It Has…

…six wheels and is adorable: There’s a company that is using these to deliver meals; when it arrives at your door, it sends you a text with a code allowing you to unlock the cargo hold of the robot and … Continue reading

Posted in DC, Food, Robots | 6 Comments

Hiring Freezes Have Consequences: Enjoy That Burger

Or salad (boldface mine): At the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the other federal agency primarily involved in food safety efforts, the federal hiring freeze imposed by the new administration is having an impact on the Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS). … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Food, Public Health

Prospective Bacterial Genomic Surveillance

One of the things the evul federal gummint is gearing up to every food borne bacterial disease isolate that is sent to either the CDC or public health labs in what is known as the GenomeTrakr Network (I’ve heard this … Continue reading

Posted in E. coli, Food, Genomics, Public Health

This Is Why We Don’t Have Flying Cars

Perhaps because our best-and-brightest are building this instead (boldface mine): What’s a “pancake selfie” truck? Holiday Inn describes it thusly: The rolling pancake station is outfitted with five pancake machines, each producing one pancake per minute – all at the … Continue reading

Posted in Food, WhatEVAH! | 5 Comments